Pacers battle the Knicks in New York
The Indiana Pacers will roll into Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night looking to pick up a SU and ATS victory over the New York Knicks in NBA odds action at the sportsbooks.
Indiana blasted New York 117-89 and easily covered the 9.5-point spread at home on the NBA betting lines when those teams last met on January 16. The Pacers are 7-3 both SU and ATS in their 10 most recent games against the Knicks.
New York will face the 50-17 Pacers, who own a 34-32-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Knicks are 40-27 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pacers are 29-36-2 favoring the OVER.
The Knicks sit at No. 13 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pacers are at No. 15 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pacers will win this game 96-89.
Indiana was a 99-90 winner in its last match at home against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 19-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 189 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Indiana got 25 points from Lance Stephenson en route to a 99-90 victory over Philadelphia on Monday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Knicks were a 115-94 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (209) made winners of OVER bettors. New York cruised to victory on Saturday, running Milwaukee out of the gym and running up a 115-94 score at Madison Square Garden.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pacers rank No. 3 in the league with 45.46 per game. That compares with New York’s No. 26 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA’s No. 5-ranked team at 9.21 per game, while the Pacers rate No. 22 with 6.79 per contest.
Indiana home to Chicago, Friday, March 21st
New York at Philadelphia, Friday, March 21st